Kamala Harris slams Trump, Pence for ‘incompetence’ in handling worst health, economic crises.
As Vice President Mike Pence accepted the Republican nomination as President Donald Trump’s running mate, his Democratic rival Kamala Harris charged the pair with “incompetence” in handling the worst health and economic crises.
Pence in turn spotlighting Trump’s accomplishments on the third night of Republican National Convention Wednesday warned that “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America” if the Democratic presidential nominee wins in November.
Biden “didn’t say one word” last week at the Democratic National Convention about the violence in American cities, he said and declared: “We will have law and order on the streets of this country.”
Charging that “Joe Biden would be nothing more than a trojan horse for a radical left,” Pence suggested that “the choice in this election has never been clearer and the stakes have never been higher.”
He warned that “our economic recovery is on the ballot, law and order is on the ballot. But so are things far more fundamental and foundational to our country.”
On a convention night themed “land of heroes,” the vice president delivered his acceptance speech from Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland, the historic site that inspired America’s national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The president and the first lady Melania Trump joined Pence and the second lady Karen Pence on the podium after his speech. Trump gets to make his own case on Thursday’s night’s final session.
“President Trump set our nation on a path to freedom and opportunity from the very first day of this administration,” Pence said. “But Joe Biden would set America on a path of socialism and decline. But we’re not going to let it happen.”
As the vice president delivered his address, unrest continued to rock Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of a Black man amid a summer of demonstrations over police brutality against minorities and racial injustice.
“The American people know we don’t have to choose between supporting law enforcement, and standing with African-American neighbors to improve the quality of life in our cities and towns,” said Pence.
Ahead of his speech, Indian American Democratic vice presidential candidate Harris slammed the Trump-Pence team for alleged “incompetence” in handling the worst health and economic crises.
“American families are reeling from the worst public health crisis in a century, and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Trump and Pence have responded with incompetence,” she wrote in a fundraising email to supporters.
Harris also tweeted: “Let’s be clear where Trump and Pence got us: millions out of work, students across our nation who cannot go back to school, and 180,000 lives cut short by coronavirus.”
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